Bus firm boosts children’s hospice

A HOSPICE that helps to care for children from Derbyshire has received a welcome boost from a local bus company.

Trent Barton has named the Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough as its ‘Charity of the Year’ and recently handed over a cheque for £250 to mark the start of its fund-raising efforts.

Over the next 12 months the company is planning to organise a number of events and promotions to help the hospice raise the funds needed to maintain its work with children suffering from life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Alex Hornby, commercial director at Trent Barton, explained: “Over the past few years we have supported a wide range of individuals and groups doing excellent work , but this is the first time we have ‘adopted’ a single charity.

“We are now looking forward to concentrating all our charitable efforts on an organisation that is playing such an important role across the area that we serve.

Commented Kate Golding, corporate fundraiser for Rainbows: “To continue to provide care and support for young people and their families, the hospice relies heavily on local businesses, as well as individual fund-raisers.

“Everyone here is really pleased that Trent Barton has generously agreed to get involved, and we are sure that the firm’s staff and customers will help us to raise the funds we need to support our children, young people and their families.”